Is there a more frustrating guy to be a fan of than Morrissey? On one hand, he’s made some great music. On the other, the dude can be straight-up insufferable. So, we thought we’d celebrate Moz’s birthday today by revisiting some of the most obnoxious quotes he’s ever given.
2011: In the wake of the Norwegian massacre in which Anders Breivik killed 77 people, Moz decided to bring up his animal rights cause, saying that the mass shooting was “nothing compared to what happens in McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried sh*t every day.” Not the time, dude!
2010: In a similar vein when discussing animal cruelty in China during an interview with the Guardian, Morrissey referred to the Chinese as a “subspecies.” This guy is just great at getting people on his side, eh?
2009: Morrissey bailed on his set at Coachella early, saying, “The smell of burning animals is making me sick. I can smell burning flesh… and I hope to God it’s human.”
2008: In a similarly bigoted statement, Morrissey lamented the problems with immigration in the UK:
With the issue of immigration, it’s very difficult because, although I don’t have anything against people from other countries, the higher the influx into England the more the British identity disappears,” he said. “If you walk through Knightsbridge on any bland day of the week you won’t hear an English accent. You’ll hear every accent under the sun apart from the British accent.”
England is a memory now. The gates are flooded and anybody can have access to England and join in.”